East Coast Meets West Coast in Newport Beach Bayside Home

Inspired by the homeowner's memories of summers spent in Nantucket, Blackband Design draws Cape Cod elements into this contemporary California home to achieve a stylish blend of coastal design.

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August 21, 2019

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

White, Transitional Bedroom with Waterfront View

An entire wall of windows offers vast access to the waterfront view in this bedroom retreat, while loads of seating options provide ample spots to enjoy it. A row of clerestory windows above ushers in even more sunlight, and the mostly white color scheme reflects light, creating an open and airy effect. Pale woods and neutral furnishings allow the view to serve as the focal point of the space.

White, Transitional Bedroom with Canopy Bed

From the paneled walls to the slatted wood ceiling to the gauzy draperies that adorn the canopy bed, the color white dominates this ethereal master bedroom. Transitional furnishings ground the space, and textiles provide subtle hits of color. Clerestory windows welcome loads of natural sunlight into the airy space.

Contemporary Master Suite in California Beach House

Intentional and innovative space planning was key to filling the vast, open floor plan of this Newport Beach, California, home with a natural flow of intimate gathering areas to enhance the family feel within a grand residence. In this white, contemporary bedroom, a partial wall divides the sleeping area from the sitting area. Broad windows in both spaces usher in natural light and spectacular views.

Contemporary Media Room in Newport Beach

A feature wall tiled in a shimmering Mediterranean blue connects to the sparkling water outside of this Newport Beach home. A comfortable, casual sofa and a large tufted ottoman provide a cozy spot for TV viewing, while huge windows usher in loads of natural light. The white wood ceiling is a casual coastal touch.

White, Contemporary Master Bathroom with Sauna

A walk-in shower and walk-in steam sauna each features a frameless glass door, bringing balance and visual interest to the space. A white soaker tub floats atop white tile flooring, visually expanding the space and adding to its ethereal, spa-like appeal. A contemporary chandelier dangles above like jewelry for the room.

Contemporary Home Office with Large Windows

Windows surrounding two sides of the room and additional windows up high flood this contemporary home office with natural light. The windows also open to usher in fresh sea air. This waterfront home in Newport Beach, California, features white-painted, airy rooms and a contemporary design with Cape Cod-inspired details.

Contemporary Living Space with Built-in Storage

This contemporary living space features a mix of several styles that work together to bring a unique and timeless character to this contemporary home. Deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor. Native American art serves as a dramatic focal point against the backdrop of a deep-hued wall of built-in storage.

Contemporary Game Room in Waterfront Home

A pool table and game table are treated to spectacular views in this contemporary beach house in Newport Beach, California. Throughout the home, intentional and innovative space planning fills the vast, open floor plan with a natural flow of intimate gathering areas designed to enhance the family feel within a grand residence. Black accents contrast nicely with white walls.

Contemporary Home Bar and Wine Cellar

Artful beaded globe pendants light the bar area of a contemporary wine cellar in this casually elegant Newport Beach, California, home. Backsplash tiles and upholstered contemporary barstools bring character and style to the space, while white walls and a wood ceiling add a relaxed vibe that makes the space ideal for entertaining.

Contemporary Bathroom with Floating Vanity

Deep earth tones, layered textures and interesting finishes set this small, contemporary bathroom apart. Artful pendants hang before a backsplash of charcoal-hued square tiles. A vessel sink rests atop a thick floating vanity, while wood flooring brings a casual, relaxed overall vibe to the space.

Contemporary Dining Room in Waterfront Home

A long, contemporary table with a waterfront view could serve many purposes, from dining to game playing to crafting. Outside, another table allows for dining al fresco. A long, modern fireplace adds coziness and literal warmth.

Contemporary Dining Room in Waterfront California Home

This contemporary dining room features a dramatic globe chandelier with soft sea green hues that connect to the seaside locale. Deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor. A modern fireplace and glass front cabinets add to the sleek, urban vibe.

White, Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen

In this open plan kitchen, pale woods and white surfaces create a clean, streamlined look that's at once sophisticated and functional. A long center island features a waterfall countertop, along with ample seating and smoky gray pendant task lighting. Glass-front cabinetry showcases dishwear and glassware that continues the room's neutral, whitewashed color scheme.

Contemporary White Kitchen with Gray Accents

Traditional upholstery on the barstools complements the smoky gray of the pendant lights above the island in this streamlined, contemporary kitchen. Glass-fronted cabinetry showcases dishware that is also awash in white, continuing the room's clean, airy vibe. A slatted wood ceiling adds a touch of rusticity.

Contemporary Living Room in Waterfront Home

Dusty purple sectional sofas provide ample and comfy seating in the living space of this contemporary home in Newport Beach, California. Nearby, a second conversation area features an arrangement of casual, but equally comfortable chairs. Throughout the house, white walls serve as a backdrop for earthy neutral tones in textiles and furnishings. Broad windows provide great views of the bay.

Contemporary, Open Plan Living Space

In this contemporary living space, sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of life by the sea. Multiple seating areas create zones for TV viewing, casual conversations and enjoying the outdoors. A wall of windows ushers in natural light and provides access to the spectacular views. White paint and a wood ceiling bring a coastal-casual vibe to the space that fits the relaxed locale.

Contemporary, Open Plan Living Space in California

Sophisticated city living meets coastal casualness in this 12,710-square-foot new build on the bay in Newport Beach, California. Intentional and innovative space planning was key to filling the vast, open floor plan with a natural flow of intimate gathering areas to enhance the family feel within a grand residence. The design features a mix of styles that work together to bring character and charm to the contemporary home.

Contemporary Artist's Studio in Beachside Home

This home workspace features all the amenities needed for an art studio, including a sink and ample natural light. A long countertop provides additional workspace, while a center table creates a great spot for completing all types of craft projects. Blue tile gives a nod to the home's waterfront locale.

White, Contemporary Laundry Room with Patterned Floor

Ample cabinet and countertop space provide maximum function in this clean-lined contemporary laundry room, while patterned tile adds interest underfoot. A large picture window brings in loads of natural light.

Contemporary Floating Staircase with Glass Rail

A floating staircase in pale natural wood tones adds design distinction to this waterfront contemporary home in Newport Beach, California. A glass railing extends down to become a glass wall, adding both function and style. White-painted walls create an open and airy vibe that continues throughout the home.

Contemporary Bedroom with Window Seat, Loft

This spacious bedroom features loads of fun architectural details, including a window seat, sliding barn door and a loft accessed by a built-in ladder. Slate blue accents give the space a nautical vibe that connects to the Newport Beach, California, waterfront locale. A comfy seating area makes maximum use of the room's large footprint.

Contemporary Bedroom with Loft, Sitting Area

Sliding barn doors bring a casual, rustic vibe to this contemporary bedroom while also providing privacy for the walk-in closet and en-suite bath. A built-in ladder between the spaces leads to a private loft. As in other bedrooms in the contemporary California beach house, this one features a cozy seating area that's great for entertaining.

White, Contemporary Bath with Gray Accents

The details turn this mostly white bathroom into a chic and richly designed space. From the shiplap walls to the round mirrors to the patterned floor tile to the tailored roman shade, each element is chosen to complement the home's coastal-contemporary vibe. A window connects the room to its waterfront surroundings.

Contemporary Bedroom in Newport Beach Home

A waterfront bedroom features zones for both sleeping and lounging, the latter featuring an arrangement of overfilled, comfy chairs and an ottoman so guests can literally put their feet up. Guitars serve as functional art, and white walls reflect light from the wall of windows.

Contemporary Home Theater with Built-in Bar

A full bar services the home theater of this contemporary California beach house. Throughout the spaces, deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor. In this space, a patterned backsplash below the countertop creates a dynamic focal point.

Contemporary Home Theater with Bar, Game Room

From the ping-pong table to the home bar to the theater-size movie screen, this entertainment space is ready for gatherings of any size. Facing modular sofas provide ample and comfy seating for movie viewing. A backsplash beneath the countertop of the nearby bar features patterned tile that connects the room's neutral palette with its blue accents. Fabric panels provide soundproofing throughout the space.

Contemporary Home Theater with Sectional Sofas

Two large sectional sofas and two intimate club chairs offer a mix of comfy and stylish seating in this contemporary home theater. Wall hangings absorb sound and also display imagery that connect's the home's waterfront locale. The palette of earthy neutrals is punctuated by the bright teal of the chairs.

Contemporary Game Room in California

A game room is stocked with everything from foosball to ping-pong to wall-size Scrabble, creating a space custom-made for entertaining. The contemporary California beach house is party-ready indoors and out.

Contemporary Pool and Lounge Chairs in Newport Beach

Oversized lounge chairs provide a perfect spot to enjoy both the poolside atmosphere and the view at this waterfront Newport Beach, California, home. Sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of beachside relaxation in this 12,710-square-foot new build on the bay.

Contemporary Waterfront Beach House

Broad windows are the defining feature of the rear facade of this stunning Newport Beach, California, home. Due to the ample fenestration, nearly every room in this waterfront house has a view. In the party-ready backyard, a sleek, modern pool and multiple seating areas provide a range of entertainment options for guests.

Contemporary Waterfront Beach House

Traditional architectural details on this Newport Beach, California, home offer hints of Cape Cod, inspired by the homeowner's summer memories of Nantucket. Inside, deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor.

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